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Becky, I agree to a certain extent with you, too!  But as a former 
college English teacher, I have to say that there IS a certain 
requirement to fully engage students.  We've all had those passionate 
professors who inspire us with their passion AND their 
methods.  We've also probably all had those disaffected professors 
who just deliver the goods and expect students to "sit and listen" 
whether it's interesting, involving, meaningful, or deadly 
boring.  Best practice shouldn't end at the college/university gates, I think.


>I agree to a certain extent at the high school level but by the time a
>student gets to college they need to step up to the plate and take
>responsibility for their learning.   It is not the college professors job
>to "motivate" students to learn.  Why do you think online classes have
>such a high dropout and failure rate?  If a college student doesn't have
>the self discipline to sit in class and listen without going on line to
>entertain themselves then they shouldn't be there and they would have a
>hard time doing an online class.
>Becky Vasilakis
>District Library Media Specialist
>Amanda Clearcreek SD
>328 E. Main St.
>Amanda OH 43102

Toni Buzzeo, MA, MLIS <>
Maine Library Media Specialist of the Year Emerita
Maine Association of School Libraries Board Member
Buxton, ME 04093  

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